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rross
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7/14/2013 5:07:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I find images of corpses really upsetting. I suppose people being killed should be upsetting, though. Is there some point at which photos used in a debate become too graphic - some rule about it?
larztheloser
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7/14/2013 6:28:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm not absolutely sure, but as I understand it the relevant term of use is that no content (including graphics) may be "unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, harmful, hateful, harassing, pornographic, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive, abusive, that would violate another person's rights, constitute or encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation, or that is otherwise inappropriate."

What is "inappropriate" exactly would probably be governed by the class of actions set by the preceding examples. Extreme violence is not specifically prohibited but it might still be harmful depending on context. Because images can currently only be embedded from DDO's site, it wouldn't be enough to simply put a warning in the debate, since the photo galleries are reasonably open.

I think basically so long as debaters are aware of it and cautious about the use of such images, particularly where these are not necessary to make the point of the debate, there should be no problems.
RocketEngineer
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7/14/2013 8:19:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/14/2013 5:07:12 AM, rross wrote:
I find images of corpses really upsetting. I suppose people being killed should be upsetting, though. Is there some point at which photos used in a debate become too graphic - some rule about it?

Everyone has their own tastes, and distastes. But I personally feel relaxed and maybe a slight bit jealous when I see a picture of one.

There's a lot to see in a corpse. You can think about the life they've led and about how the whole thing was magnificent, yet pointless at the same time. That's what all life is; leads eventually to death. Some people (not me) fear death. The sight of a dead body I can only assess, brings some sort of foreshadowing to their own life. Knowing that this is what they will one day become. Why fear the inevitable though? It's relaxing to me, because I know that upon death I will receive peace and tranquility. Knowing what's next in aesthetically pleasing, is it not?

Rather than fear the unknown, we should embrace it and become excited for it. Just my opinion.
rross
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7/16/2013 1:08:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/14/2013 6:28:31 AM, larztheloser wrote:
I'm not absolutely sure, but as I understand it the relevant term of use is that no content (including graphics) may be "unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, harmful, hateful, harassing, pornographic, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive, abusive, that would violate another person's rights, constitute or encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation, or that is otherwise inappropriate."

What is "inappropriate" exactly would probably be governed by the class of actions set by the preceding examples. Extreme violence is not specifically prohibited but it might still be harmful depending on context. Because images can currently only be embedded from DDO's site, it wouldn't be enough to simply put a warning in the debate, since the photo galleries are reasonably open.

I think basically so long as debaters are aware of it and cautious about the use of such images, particularly where these are not necessary to make the point of the debate, there should be no problems.

thanks Larz
rross
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7/16/2013 1:18:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/14/2013 8:19:49 AM, RocketEngineer wrote:
At 7/14/2013 5:07:12 AM, rross wrote:
I find images of corpses really upsetting. I suppose people being killed should be upsetting, though. Is there some point at which photos used in a debate become too graphic - some rule about it?

Everyone has their own tastes, and distastes. But I personally feel relaxed and maybe a slight bit jealous when I see a picture of one.

There's a lot to see in a corpse. You can think about the life they've led and about how the whole thing was magnificent, yet pointless at the same time. That's what all life is; leads eventually to death. Some people (not me) fear death. The sight of a dead body I can only assess, brings some sort of foreshadowing to their own life. Knowing that this is what they will one day become. Why fear the inevitable though? It's relaxing to me, because I know that upon death I will receive peace and tranquility. Knowing what's next in aesthetically pleasing, is it not?

Rather than fear the unknown, we should embrace it and become excited for it. Just my opinion.

Yeah. I'm a pretty shallow person; I can't help it. But it's cheering to know that other people are profound. If you are. Hard to assess it, really, since I'm not myself.